Info sought in woman’s stabbing

OKEECHOBEE — Deputies at the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) are asking for the public’s help in locating a woman who is wanted for questioning in regard to an alleged stabbing.

OCSO public information officer Michele Bell said the incident took place Thursday, April 14, around 5:30 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. 98 North and S.R. 70 West.

Apparently a blue Dodge pickup truck was in the southbound lane of U.S. 98 North and was stopped at the traffic light. The truck was going to make a left-hand turn, said Mrs. Bell.

At some point the driver of the pickup saw a woman running toward the back of the truck with a small knife in her hand. The woman then stabbed a female passenger in the truck with the knife, Mrs. Bell added.

The 27-year-old victim was stabbed twice in the upper arm and the wounds were non-life threatening.

According to a report by OCSO Deputy Timothy Porter, who interviewed the victim at Raulerson Hospital, the wounds were approximately 2.5 centimeters in length.

Mrs. Bell said the person wanted for questioning is a 28-year-old white female whose whereabouts are currently unknown. The motive for the attack is also not clear at the present time, she added.

The knife is described as a small folding pocket knife with a black handle.

According to Mrs. Bell the woman being sought for questioning was driving a white, 2012 Mitsubishi Galant.

After the purported stabbing, the driver of the pickup rolled up the windows and took the victim to the hospital. The driver of the Galant apparently followed the pickup and when the truck turned into the hospital the driver of the Mitsubishi sped away in a northerly direction on U.S. 441 North.

If you have any information regarding this incident, you are asked to contact Mrs. Bell at 863-763-3117. Or, you can contact her on the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.

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